The World Bank

Development, Poverty, Hegemony

Edited by: David Moore

The World Bank: Development, Poverty, Hegemony scrutinizes the World Bank's agenda-setting documents of the past fifteen years - from its examinations of African 'crises' and East Asian 'miracles' to its perspectives on the state's changing developmental role, the Bank's environmental and participatory strategies, and the institution's changes since during and since the Wolfensohn era. A wide range of academic scholars and activists - including economists, philosophers, environmentalists, political scientists, geographers, and civil society radicals - examine the efforts of the World Bank to construct a path through poverty and power, and ask if reform of the Bank is possible or if rejection is probable. As the World Bank enters an era in which it will be subjected to more tests than ever before, this book is essential reading to understand the Bank's ideological and political foundations.

595 pages

Publication Date: 6/1/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781869141004